Traditional Italian wedding cakes are simple, coated in powdered sugar or fresh fruit and filled with some kind of cream. Typically, you would choose from crostata di frutta (fruit tarte), millefoglie (thousand layers) or pan di spagna (sponge cake).
We had millefoglie. It was three tiers of sweet, crispy, flaky pastry dough filled with fresh whipped cream and cream filling – making it lighter than a regular cream filled one.
To personalize it, my Mom and I scrambled through Florence’s toy stores for a cake topper and found two precious Stormtroopers from a Star Wars Lego set. I painted one’s head red to represent me. It’s the geek in us, what can I say. The Stormtroopers and the top tier are waiting for us in our freezer until July 4th, 2013. We hope it won’t get freezer burned.
Did you have a traditional or modern cake? What kind of cake topper?
UPDATE: We ate the top tier at our one year anniversary, so check it out!